Working from provided TIFF page images, DCL created the searchable file utilizing the TEI Lite specification supplied by ARTFL.
Commenting on the project Mark Olsen, Assistant Director, ARTFL, said: "It is always a pleasure to work with Data Conversion Laboratory.
Although the French faculty and students predominantly rated electronic books as "not at all important" or "not important" (2 on the Likert scale), nonetheless this group has been using the ARTFL database.
Lowry (1992) and others insist on SGML tagging of texts; nevertheless, several e-texts are quite successful without SGML: PHI, TLG, and ARTFL.
Absolute and relative frequencies of nation, all forms of nation nation*) in the ARTFL database.
Figure Seven Collocates of the item nation (346) in the works of Helvetius in the ARTFL database where standard deviation > = 3.
Figures Eight Collocates of the item nation (534) in the works of Voltaire in the ARTFL database where standard deviation > = 3.
The representativeness of any textual database, including the ARTFL database, has been subject to significant criticism, largely because textual data does not fit within the sampling techniques (random or block samples) used in quantitative or social scientific history.
The Internet gives access to ARTFL
and to the Dartmouth Dante Project (DDP), which includes the text of The Divine Comedy and major commentaries.